On September 10, the MacDonald Stewart Foundation and the Québec Government Office in New York honored the memory of Liliane Stewart, one of Québec’s major philanthropists who passed away last May.
The event was an opportunity to thank the supporters of the Foundation, which contributed tens of millions of dollars to various cultural and educational institutions in Montréal including le Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal, le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Université de Montréal and Hôtel-Dieu hospital : “On behalf of the Québec government, I would like to express gratitude to you, friends and precious collaborators, for your support and continued efforts that have greatly benefited Québec and the Foundation over the years,” said Delegate General Dominique Poirier during her welcoming remarks.
Phyllis Lambert, the founding director emeritus of the Canadian Centre of Architecture and recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2014 Venice Biennale for Architecture, also paid tribute to memory of her close friend in a pre-recorded video.
Among the many distinguished guests were the executive director of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, Bruce D. Bolton; Curator David A. Hanks and former Delegate General to New York (1998-2002) and board member of the McCord Stewart Museum, Diane Wilhelmy.
Photo: from left, Bruce D. Bolton, Diane Wilhelmy, Dominique Poirier and David A. Hanks.